The Impressionism of Camille PissarroFinlay Stewart 1N1
Monet was the founding father of Impressionism
I have, howevEr, chosen to look at one of Monet's friends and Central figuRes of the Impressionist movement, Jacob Abraham Camille Pissarro.
Camille Pissarro 1830 - 1903
Pissarro only started his Impressionism late in his career at the age of 56 but had been influenced by Corot and the Barbizon groups' work on landscapes and realism after attending the paris World Fair in 1855.
Examples of the work of Corot and the Barbizon School of artists.
OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS PISSARRO SPENT TIME AT BOTH THE ÉCOLE DES BEAUX-ARTS
And the academie Suisse
Monet and Pissarro visited London together between 1870-71 where they saw the works of ConStable and Turner.
IMPRESSionist paintings are characterised By:
Small, thin brush strokes (little dabs)
emphasis on showing accurate light
Ordinary subject matter With light helping to show the passage of time
Movement and human experience
Unusual visual angles.
The early impressionists' works were originally rejected and considered 'unfinished', 'VulgaR', and 'commonplace'.
Claude Monet. Impression, Soleil Levant. (1872)
The style was, of course, eventually aCcepted and understood and by the early 1890s Pissarro had a hugely successful exhibition of his works.